The Art of Setting Intentions instead of Resolutions in 2017 (Part 1)
“Did you know in a study recently taken it was found only 8% of people are successful in achieving their New Year’s Resolution. Resolutions can be boxed in and have negative connotations”
By focusing our energy on fixing the things that are ‘wrong’ with us it’s inevitable that we will eventually meet with anxiety, depression and failure. So many people live with a tormentor in their head that continuously attacks and punishes them, eventually draining them of the vital energy required to live. Compact this with a resolution that constantly reminds us of our shortcomings and you can see how these new goals last a very short amount of time. Let’s take a minute to break it down.
The Resolution of losing weight implies that you are currently overweight and triggers a chain of negative thoughts and even visualisations that ensue every time you go to try to do something about it. No wonder they don’t work! These constant reminders of what we are lacking only work to charge self-criticism.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RESOLUTIONS AND INTENTIONS?
Resolution: Lose Weight
Intention: I choose to find ways to enjoy being active and healthy
Resolution: Be more organized
Intention: Create spaces that allow peace and happiness to flow freely
By setting intentions we are programming our minds with positive mantras and affirmations that return the life experiences we seek. So by this I am referring to positive self talk that guides us in how we want to live and engage with the world. Setting intentions is not something we should only think about once at the beginning of the year like a resolution. It is something that we should repeat to ourselves daily to ensure we don’t stray from our path and are always checking in to make sure than our thoughts and our actions are in line with our intentions.
HOW TO SET INTENTIONS
- Get to the core of what you want to manifest
- Develop positive wording into a clean phrase
- State and repeat your intention, let it act as a reminder.
*More in-depth how-tos coming in Part 2 of this blog!
We believe in this so strongly at Stoned Crystals that if all else fails you can buy our Luxe Intention Card Deck online with a bunch of really great intentions to suit all walks of life. It comes with a clear stand to display your intention as stand for crystals or anything else!